While Astia and Golden Seeds remain the hubs of angel and first VC round funding exclusively for women entrepreneurs, Double Digit Academy emerges as a one-day bootcamp to prepare women for raising capital. By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
Serial entrepreneur Julia Pimsleur raised $25 million in funding, and is making a business out of helping other women succeed in raising double-digit funding, launching Double Digit Academy this year to change the odds for women raising venture capital. A frequent speaker on entrepreneurship, women in business and raising capital, the New York-based entrepreneur shares advice and best practices from her own experience raising capital.
In numbers, the Double Digit Academy website highlights:
- 30% of privately-held businesses in the U.S. are women-owned.
- 4% of venture capital invested in the U.S. goes to women-run companies.
- 1.8% of businesses in the U.S. generating over $1 million in revenues are women-run.
To close the gap of women entrepreneurs building companies generating over $1 million in revenues, Julia Pimsleur is helping other women achieve what she did - raise funding for big dreams.
Held quarterly in New York City, the one-day bootcamp is a rapid education for women entrepreneurs who want to learn to pitch for capital - from large angel rounds to venture capital. Other organizations offering events for women entrepreneurs raising venture capital include Golden Seeds, Astia and Pipeline Fellowship (social entrepreneurship only).
To get a taste of Julia's thoughts on raising capital, check out her column on Forbes: Life in the 4%, or 10 things I wish I knew when I started raising venture capital.
Women 2.0 readers: Are you looking to raise a large angel or VC round of funding? Let us know in the resources you sought - and found!
Angie Chang is Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Women 2.0, a media company offering content, community and conferences for aspiring and current women innovators in technology. Our mission is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups with inspiration, information and education through our platform. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.